Hispanic Work Has Started in the Arcadia Area

Moises Rodriguez

Crystal Person, Moises Rodriguez, Steve Melvin discuss the work of the Hispanic Baptist Mission at a meeting at First Baptist Whitehall

God has been sending leaders to us in the Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association.   One of these leaders God has sent our way is Pastor Moises Rodriguez.   Moises is the pastor of the newly formed Hispanic Baptist Mission meeting in Whitehall, Wisconsin.     The members of his church primarily live in the villages of Arcadia and Independence.

There is a group of about 30 Hispanic people meeting every Sunday since June 2012.   This work came about when some members of Moises’ church in Austin, Minnesota moved to the Arcadia area.    A major reason people are moving to Arcadia is the world headquarters for Ashley Furniture is located there.

Moises invests a lot of his time equipping leaders.   Right now there are three mid week bible studies taking place in homes.    These groups are reaching out to those who do not have a relationship with the Savior.   Sunday School and worship services take place in the afternoon at First Baptist Whitehall, a Conservative Baptist church who has kindly opened their doors to this new church plant.

In the picture above a recent meeting took place with Moises.  Crystal Persons of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention served as the interpreter.      Both Steve Melvin and Mark Millman also were part of the meeting talking about how there can be a beneficial relationship between Hispanic Baptist Mission and the SWBA.  Please be in prayer for this body of believes as they share the gospel with the increasing number of Hispanics coming to Wisconsin.